Power Wheelchairs… So Many Options

If you read my blog on a regular basis you know that I’m looking to get a new power wheelchair since mine is about 12 years old. The other day I paid a visit to Matt Brumble at Southwest Medical and Rehab in Phoenix. Matt is the “go to guy” for information on power wheelchairs. If you’re curious as to what’s out there in the high-tech world of wheelchair design, check out the following web sites: Quickie, Permobile, and Invacare. These are the three different manufacturers I am considering. I’m curious to know what you all think of the power wheelchairs from these manufacturers. Of course, I realize that most of you probably have never considered the purchase of, let alone the use of, a power wheelchair. But it would be interesting to know your opinions just for fun. So, after you look at those wheelchair manufacturers, leave a comment and let me know your favorite. I make no guarantee that I will choose the one you like!


  1. pb
    Jun 16, 2006

    Hands down: Permobile C500 Corpus, although I am not nuts about the name.

    Looks chunky and secure, and yet compact and still sporty. Also has inviting handles for that all-important lover/partner.

    We see them all the time around here. My neighbor was spooked by his, since it responded so quickly. (He said too quickly.) We’ve been trying to coax him back on the road.

    Why not collect them all? Like shoes, each for different occasions? Just kidding, although they all seem aimed at different lifestyles or uses.

  2. Vanda
    Jun 16, 2006

    I couldn’t made a choice. It made my mind boggle! I’ll be interested in which one you pick Karen.

  3. wkl
    Jun 17, 2006

    Have you considered Quantum by Pride Mobility? I don’t do many rehab chairs, but the ones that I do we go through Pride for a Quantum chair.

    You’re doing well if your chair has lasted 12 years!!

  4. Sissy Willis
    Jun 20, 2006

    Hi, Karen. My blogdaughter, Pat sent me.

    ‘Just happened to see The Beach Cruzr” on top of someone’s car at York Beach, Maine, the other day.

    It looks wicked cute . . . ‘Don’t know if it would your needs, but if it would, I say you “Cruz,” girl! 🙂